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Whether you are looking to improve your daily communication skills, want to open doors to better employment opportunities, or are looking to prepare for post-secondary education our Adult ESL program will help you achieve your goal

During the course you will also develop computer skills you need to effectively function in today's culture of internet communication, online application and job search. You will learn more about you local community from engaging conversation with guest speakers and will explore Canadian culture and history to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

Upon successful completion of a course you will receive a certification for Canadian Citizenship application.


​Students in Simcoe County can join one of our classes offereing either On-line or Hybrid (with in-school sessions) in Barrie, Bradford or Collingwood.

ESL Classes - 2020-2021

​Adult ESL Program offers Hybrid (in-school and on-line) classes in Barrie, Bradford* and Collingwood*.

Hybrid classes will have in-school sessions twice a week as well as on-line teacher-led sessions and independent work three days a week.

Classes run Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
* Collingwood  and Bradford classes will run Monday through Thursday, no class on Friday.

  • ​​Term 1 - September 14, 2020 - November 27, 2020
  • Term 2 - November 30, 2020 - March 12, 2021
  • Term 3 - March 22, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Please note the delivery method and term dates may change depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation all classes are offered on-line only until further notice. There are no in-school sessions available now.

Stay home and stay safe while improving your English skills.

Part-time On-Line Classes - 2020-2021

For students with CLB 4 and up. Students enrolling into on-line classes are advised to have access to a computer with camera and riliable internet.

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • ​Term 1 - September 14, 2020 - November 27, 2020
  • Term 2 - December 1, 2020 - March 11, 2021
  • Term 3 - March 23, 2021 - June 11, 2021

Night Program -  On-Line Classes - 2020-2021

This program runs 3 nights a week at the Barrie location only.

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Semester 1 - September 22, 2020 - January 28, 2021
  • Semester 2 - February 1, 2021 - June 10, 2021

Summer Program -  On-Line Classes - 2021

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Day Program
    • July 6, 2021 - August 19, 2021
    • 9:00am - 12:00pm with at least two hours of sychronous teaching
    • CLB 2-3 and CLB 4-6
  • Night Program
    •  July 6, 2021 - August 19, 2021
    • 6:00pm - 9:00pm with at least two hours of sychronous teaching
    • CLB 5-8


To register for our classes and get more details please complete the contact request form below:

Who can attend free Adult ESL classes?

An eligible learner for a free ESL program is an adult immigrant currently residing in Ontario:  

1. Whose first language is not English; and

2. Who is eighteen years old ; and

3. (a) Who is a naturalized Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Convention refugee or a

refugee claimant; or

(b) Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependent, who has been approved through the

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(c) Who is a temporary foreign worker, or their dependent, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(d) Who is approved as a foreign domestic worker under the Live-In Caregiver program.

All other applicants are fee paying. Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details. 705-725-8360​​